Team Astana's "New French Revolution" announced their roster for the Tour de France 2009 that starts next weekend, but I sure can't figure out how to navigate their flash heavy website.
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as has been noted elsewhere - the site heavily features black and yellow as opposed to Astana's team colors. The Revolution begins according to the site - I wouldn't be surprised if the team presentations the night before the Tour reveal Team Livestrong as opposed to Astana, or the revolution occurs during the Tour leading to Livestrong immediately afterwards.
...lotta talk on a lotta race oriented sites about astana's tour line-up, why it is what it is & who'll be supporting who but the bottom line is that any conceivable way you slice it, it'a a lousy, bloody shame that christopher horner ain't riding the 2009 tour de france...
does anyone know where I can buy like a package to watch the Tour De France online? I don't have cable TV so I can't watch it on tv. Is there anything online where I can buy like a package to watch live streaming online?
As has been noted, Horner has been open about wishing to go to another team and at a time when team unity is already rumored to be split, this makes a difficult situation harder. As for rumors that loyalties are split, I think that's overplayed. I foresee Armstrong as a strong domestique that will take a wait and see approach to see how strong he is compared to Contador in the mountains. Unless he sees a real chance, I think he'll be content in that role.